The Unseen (1945 film)
The Unseen is a 1945 film directed by Lewis Allen that starred Joel McCrea. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Recording, the film was Paramounts follow-up to The Uninvited. Raymond Chandler was one of the writers of the script, at 11 Crescent Drive in a New England village, an unseen killer strangles a woman. Young Barnaby Fielding witnesses this from his window at 10 Crescent, the boys new governess, Elizabeth Howard, is unaware at first how attached Barnaby had become to Maxine, his former one. And the boys father, does not take the watch to police because in the past he had suspected of murdering his wife. Marian Tygarth, a widow who owns the shuttered-up 11 Crescent, meantime, is accosted by an unseen man and confides in Dr. Evans, a neighbor. Maxine is found dead and David is missing, causing police to him the prime suspect. Marian catches the killer in the act and becomes his next victim, Elizabeth tries to protect Barnaby from his father, whom she has come to love, but it turns out that Dr.
Evans is the one responsible for the crimes
Hal B. Wallis
Harold Brent Hal Wallis was an American film producer. He is best remembered for producing Casablanca and True Grit, along many other major films for Warner Bros. featuring such film stars as Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis. Later on, for a period, he was connected with Paramount Pictures and oversaw films featuring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Elvis Presley. Aaron Blum Wolowicz was born October 19,1898 in Chicago and his family moved in 1922 to Los Angeles, where he found work as part of the publicity department at Warner Bros. in 1923. Within a few years, Wallis became involved in the end of the business. In a career spanned more than 50 years, he was involved with the production of more than 400 feature-length movies. Among the more significant movies he produced were Casablanca, Dark Victory, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Maltese Falcon, Sergeant York and he left Warner Bros. in 1944, after a clash with Jack L. Warner over Warners acceptance of the Best Picture Oscar for Casablanca, to work as an independent producer, the first screenwriters he hired for his new enterprise were Ayn Rand and Lillian Hellman.
Among his financial hits were the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis comedies and he produced True Grit, for which John Wayne won the Academy Award for Best Actor of 1969, and its sequel. After moving to Universal Pictures, he produced Mary, Queen of Scots and he received 16 Academy Award producer nominations for Best Picture, winning for Casablanca in 1943. For his consistently high quality of motion picture production, he was honored with the Academy Awards Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. He was nominated for seven Golden Globe awards, twice winning awards for Best Picture, in 1975, he received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures, in 1980, he published his autobiography, cowritten with Charles Higham. In the 1930s Mr. Wallis used his investment dollars to develop real estate in Sherman Oaks. He named one of the streets after himself using his nickname Hal, halbrent Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA is the street and most of the original homes are still standing today.
Its very close to Ventura and Sepulveda Boulevards near the infamous Sherman Oaks Galleria used extensively in the 1982 movie romp Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Wallis was married twice, to actress Louise Fazenda from 1927 until her death in 1962 and he had one son with Fazenda, Brent Harris. Wallis died in 1986 of complications of diabetes in Rancho Mirage, news of his passing was not released until after his private memorial service was completed
John Hodiak was an American actor who worked in radio and film. Hodiak was born in Pittsburgh, the son of Walter Hodiak and he was of Ukrainian and Polish descent. Hodiak grew up in Hamtramck, Hodiak had his first theatrical experience at age 11, acting in Ukrainian and Russian plays at the Ukrainian Catholic Church. From the moment he first appeared on the stage, he resolved to become an actor, Hodiak was not even swayed when as a third baseman on his local high school baseball team, he was offered a contract with a St. Louis Cardinals farm club. When Hodiak first tried out for an acting job, he was turned down because of his accent. He became a caddy at a Detroit golf course, worked at a Chevrolet automobile factory –, when he conquered the diction hurdle, he became a radio actor and moved to Chicago. There Hodiak created the role of the comic strip character Lil Abner on radio, Hodiak had the role of McCullough in the radio soap opera Girl Alone. Hodiak arrived in Hollywood in 1942 and signed a motion picture contract with MGM and he refused to change his name, saying, I like my name.
Hodiak was cast in a few parts at MGM. He caught the eye of director Alfred Hitchcock and, on loan-out to 20th Century Fox, more big roles followed, notably that of Maj. Joppolo in A Bell For Adano opposite Gene Tierney. Despite his success, in 1949, a string of bad choices in film led to Hodiak being voted box office poison by exhibitors, in 1953, he played the Apache chief Cochise in the film Conquest of Cochise, with Robert Stack, Rico Alaniz, and Carol Thurston. In 1953, Hodiak went to New York and made his Broadway debut in The Chase, the play was a failure, but its star received fantastic critical notices. He originated the role of Lieutenant Maryk in Paul Gregorys production of the play The Caine Mutiny Court Martial by Herman Wouk adapted from his novel The Caine Mutiny, the play ran for two years and Hodiaks portrayal brought him nationwide acclaim. When the show closed after its U. S. tour, Hodiak began work on Trial at MGM, when it wrapped, he played Major Ward Thomas in On the Threshold of Space at 20th Century Fox.
Hodiak and actress Anne Baxter married on July 7,1946 and they had one daughter, Katrina Hodiak, who became an actress. Hodiak was a frequent visitor to the famous King Ranch in Kingsville and he and others were guests of Zachary Scott, whose sister had married into the ranch owners family. At the age of 41, Hodiak suffered a heart attack in the bathroom of the Tarzana. He was shaving and getting ready to go to the studio to complete his scenes in On the Threshold of Space and it was decided his performance was far enough along to release the movie
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper and continuously published in New York City since September 18,1851, by The New York Times Company. The New York Times has won 119 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper, the papers print version in 2013 had the second-largest circulation, behind The Wall Street Journal, and the largest circulation among the metropolitan newspapers in the US. The New York Times is ranked 18th in the world by circulation, following industry trends, its weekday circulation had fallen in 2009 to fewer than one million. Nicknamed The Gray Lady, The New York Times has long been regarded within the industry as a newspaper of record. The New York Times international version, formerly the International Herald Tribune, is now called the New York Times International Edition, the papers motto, All the News Thats Fit to Print, appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. On Sunday, The New York Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T, some other early investors of the company were Edwin B.
Morgan and Edward B. We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or exactly wrong, —what is good we desire to preserve and improve, —what is evil, to exterminate. In 1852, the started a western division, The Times of California that arrived whenever a mail boat got to California. However, when local California newspapers came into prominence, the effort failed, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times in 1857. It dropped the hyphen in the city name in the 1890s, One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials it published alone. At Newspaper Row, across from City Hall, Henry Raymond and editor of The New York Times, averted the rioters with Gatling guns, in 1869, Raymond died, and George Jones took over as publisher. Tweed offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story, in the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned gradually from editorially supporting Republican Party candidates to becoming more politically independent and analytical.
In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign, while this move cost The New York Times readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper eventually regained most of its lost ground within a few years. However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, the paper slowly acquired a reputation for even-handedness and accurate modern reporting, especially by the 1890s under the guidance of Ochs. Under Ochs guidance and expanding upon the Henry Raymond tradition, The New York Times achieved international scope, circulation, in 1910, the first air delivery of The New York Times to Philadelphia began. The New York Times first trans-Atlantic delivery by air to London occurred in 1919 by dirigible, airplane Edition was sent by plane to Chicago so it could be in the hands of Republican convention delegates by evening. In the 1940s, the extended its breadth and reach. The crossword began appearing regularly in 1942, and the section in 1946
Clarkdale is a town in Yavapai County, United States. The Verde River flows through the town as does Bitter Creek, according to the 2010 census, the population of the town was 4,097. Clarkdale, formerly a town, is now largely a retirement community with an eye for the arts. Clarkdale was founded in 1912 as a company town by William A. Clark. Clarkdale was one of the most modern mining towns in the world, including telephone, electrical and spring water services, and was an early example of a planned community. The Clark Mansion, a landmark, was built in the late 1920s by William Clark III, Clarks grandson. The structure, east of town across the Verde River near Pecks Lake, was destroyed in 2010 by a fire of suspicious origin. The town center and business district were built in Spanish Colonial style, the Clubhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The entire original town site is on the National Register as the Clarkdale Historic District, the mine and smelter closed in 1953, and Clarkdale entered hard times.
Clarkdale was bought and sold by different companies. In 1957, Clarkdale was incorporated as a town, the 1959 construction of the Phoenix Cement Company plant restored a modest prosperity to the community. Clarkdale was a town for much of its early history. Mexican and Mexican-American laborers were restricted to living in Patio Town, with a swimming pool and park. Additionally, Upper Clarkdale was designated for engineers and executives, while Lower Clarkdale was for the working class, a portion of the Yavapai-Apache Nation is within Clarkdales boundaries. According to the United States Census Bureau, Clarkdale has an area of 7.5 square miles. Clarkdale is at 3,545 feet above sea level at the confluence of Bitter Creek, the town is about 40 miles southwest of Flagstaff and about 90 miles north of Phoenix. Arizona Route 89A skirts the town on its edge, while Historic Route 89A passes through Clarkdale. Nearby towns include Jerome, about 4 miles to the southwest, tuzigoot National Monument, a 42-acre Sinagua pueblo ruin, is between Clarkdale and Cottonwood, Arizona, on land donated to the National Park Service by Phelps Dodge in 1938
Freedom Comes High
Freedom Comes High is a 1944 dramatic short film commissioned by the United States Government during World War II and directed by Lewis Allen. The playlet involves a woman coming home, after a busy day at a war plant. Each time she comes in there is a letter from her husband overseas and she was concerned about him, because she felt it was a young mans war and he should stay home with her and the baby. However he was insistent that his country needed him, the plot turns to the husband trying to manage his ship while it is being attacked by a submarine. The next day, the woman receives another letter from her husband, the door bell rings, and it is a Western Union telegram, saying that her husband died. Given the extraordinary sensitivity of the matter, the government short is notable both as propaganda and as a meditation on what has to be sacrificed for the maintenance of freedom
Lake Piru, in the Los Padres National Forest, is the main recreational attraction. The population was 2,063 at the 2010 census, up from 1,196 when the 2000 census was enumerated, for statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined a Piru census designated place which does not precisely correspond to the historical community. The area was inhabited by the Tataviam Indians. They left information about themselves chiseled into and painted on rocky overhangs, by all accounts a peaceful tribe, the Tataviam were Christianized under the San Fernando Mission. Later they worked on large Spanish ranchos such as Rancho Camulos, the name Piru comes from the Tataviam word for the tule reeds growing along Piru Creek that were used in making baskets. The town was founded in 1887 by David C, Cook from Elgin, Illinois, a wealthy publisher of Sunday School tracts and supplies who bought the Rancho Temescal Mexican land grant from the sons of Ygnacio del Valle. That same year, he built his first home, a Colonial Revival structure, at the southwest corner of Main, the coast rail line was built through the valley in 1887.
Because a small depot was already going to be built in nearby Camulos and this so annoyed David Cook that he built his own depot and hired a stationmaster. Cook laid out the town around the railroad in 1888, Post Office Department established the Piru Post Office on June 14,1888. Legend has it that the change in pronunciation was brought about by conductors of Southern Pacific Railroad trains, another story tells of a Piru restaurant known for good pies. The owner hung a sign proclaiming, We Put The Pie In Piru, in 1890, Cook built a lavish Queen Anne Style home a few blocks northwest of his original home, which came to be known as the Piru Mansion. A strict Methodist, he provided for construction of a church on the side of Center Street. The church front is used in the movie J. W. Coop starring Cliff Robertson and his home at Main and Center became the Piru Hotel. Cook sold out to the Piru Oil and Land Company in 1900 after being cured of his ailments, for her novel Ramona, Helen Hunt Jackson had used nearby Rancho Camulos as one of the settings.
Portions of the 1910 silent movie, starring Mary Pickford were shot there, during the production, Pickford, D. W. Griffith and others of the cast and crew, stayed at the Piru Hotel. The hotel known as the Mountain View Hotel. The name was changed to the Round Rock Hotel, because of a large. Juan José Fustero, who called himself the last full-blooded Piru Indian, in 1961, a plaque to honor him was placed in Piru Canyon near the place where he lived most of his life
International Standard Book Number
The International Standard Book Number is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation of a book, for example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, the method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit Standard Book Numbering created in 1966, the 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO2108. Occasionally, a book may appear without a printed ISBN if it is printed privately or the author does not follow the usual ISBN procedure, this can be rectified later. Another identifier, the International Standard Serial Number, identifies periodical publications such as magazines, the ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 in the United Kingdom by David Whitaker and in 1968 in the US by Emery Koltay.
The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO2108, the United Kingdom continued to use the 9-digit SBN code until 1974. The ISO on-line facility only refers back to 1978, an SBN may be converted to an ISBN by prefixing the digit 0. For example, the edition of Mr. J. G. Reeder Returns, published by Hodder in 1965, has SBN340013818 -340 indicating the publisher,01381 their serial number. This can be converted to ISBN 0-340-01381-8, the check digit does not need to be re-calculated, since 1 January 2007, ISBNs have contained 13 digits, a format that is compatible with Bookland European Article Number EAN-13s. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation of a book, for example, an ebook, a paperback, and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, a 13-digit ISBN can be separated into its parts, and when this is done it is customary to separate the parts with hyphens or spaces.
Separating the parts of a 10-digit ISBN is done with either hyphens or spaces, figuring out how to correctly separate a given ISBN number is complicated, because most of the parts do not use a fixed number of digits. ISBN issuance is country-specific, in that ISBNs are issued by the ISBN registration agency that is responsible for country or territory regardless of the publication language. Some ISBN registration agencies are based in national libraries or within ministries of culture, in other cases, the ISBN registration service is provided by organisations such as bibliographic data providers that are not government funded. In Canada, ISBNs are issued at no cost with the purpose of encouraging Canadian culture. In the United Kingdom, United States, and some countries, where the service is provided by non-government-funded organisations. Australia, ISBNs are issued by the library services agency Thorpe-Bowker
Burton Stephen Burt Lancaster was an American film actor. Initially known for playing tough guys, Lancaster went on to success with more complex. He was nominated four times for Academy Awards and won once for his work in Elmer Gantry in 1960 and he won a Golden Globe for that performance and BAFTA Awards for The Birdman of Alcatraz and Atlantic City. During the 1950s his production company Hecht-Hill-Lancaster was highly successful, making such as Marty, Sweet Smell of Success, Run Silent, Run Deep. The American Film Institute ranks Lancaster as #19 of the greatest male stars of classic Hollywood cinema, Lancaster was born in Manhattan, New York City, at his parents home at 209 East 106th Street, between Second and Third Avenues, today the site of Benjamin Franklin Plaza. Lancaster was the son of Elizabeth and James Henry Lancaster, who was a mailman, both of his parents were Protestants of working class origin. All of Lancasters grandparents were Ulster immigrants to the United States, the family believed themselves to be related to Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts.
Before he graduated from DeWitt Clinton, his mother died of a cerebral hemorrhage, Lancaster was accepted by New York University with an athletic scholarship, but subsequently dropped out. At the age of 19, Lancaster met Nick Cravat, with whom he developed a lifelong partnership, together they learned to act in local theatre productions and circus arts at Union Settlement, one of the citys oldest settlement houses. They formed the acrobat duo Lang and Cravat in the 1930s, however, in 1939, an injury forced Lancaster to give up the profession, with great regret. He found work, first as a salesman for Marshall Fields. He served with General Mark Clarks Fifth Army in Italy from 1943–45, although initially unenthusiastic about acting, after returning to New York from his Army service, Lancaster auditioned for a Broadway play and was offered a role. Wallis, who signed him to an eight-movie contract, Lancasters first filmed movie was Desert Fury. Fortunately for Lancaster, producer Mark Hellinger approached him to star in The Killers, in 1946, the tall, muscular actor won significant acclaim and appeared in two more films the following year.
Subsequently, he played in a variety of films, especially in dramas and military and adventure films. In two, The Flame and the Arrow and The Crimson Pirate, a friend from his circus years, Nick Cravat, played a key supporting role, in 1953, Lancaster played one of his best-remembered roles with Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity. The American Film Institute acknowledged the iconic status of the scene from film in which Deborah Kerr. The organization named it one of AFIs top 100 Most Romantic Films of all time, Lancaster won the 1960 Academy Award for Best Actor, a Golden Globe Award, and the New York Film Critics Award for his performance in Elmer Gantry
Mary Astor was an American actress. She is best remembered for her role as Brigid OShaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon, Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in the silent movies of the early 1920s. At first her voice was considered too masculine and she was off the screen for a year and she appeared in a play with friend Florence Eldridge, and the film offers came in, so she was able to resume her career in talking films. Four years her career was destroyed due to scandal. In 1936 Astor was branded an adulterous wife by her ex-husband, Astor was a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player through most of the 1940s and continued to work in film, television and on stage until her retirement in 1964. Astor was the author of five novels and her autobiography was a bestseller, as was her book, A Life on Film, which was about her career. Astor was born in Quincy, the child of Otto Ludwig Langhanke. Both of her parents were teachers and they married on August 3,1904 in Lyons, Kansas. Astors father taught German at Quincy High School until the U. S.
entered World War I, on, he took up light farming. Astors mother, who had wanted to be an actress, taught drama. Astor was home-schooled in academics and was taught to play the piano by her father and her piano talents came in handy when she played piano in her films The Great Lie and Meet Me in St. Louis. In 1919, Astor sent a photograph of herself to a beauty contest in Motion Picture Magazine, when Astor was 15, the family moved to Chicago, with her father teaching German in public schools. Astor took drama lessons and appeared in amateur stage productions. The following year, she sent another photograph to Motion Picture Magazine and her father moved the family to New York City, in order for his daughter to act in motion pictures. He managed her affairs from September 1920 to June 1930, a Manhattan photographer, Charles Albin, saw her photograph and asked the young girl with haunting eyes and long auburn hair, whose nickname was Rusty, to pose for him. The Albin photographs were seen by Harry Durant of Famous Players-Lasky and her name was changed to Mary Astor during a conference between Paramount Pictures chief Jesse Lasky, film producer Walter Wanger, and gossip columnist Louella Parsons.
Astors first screen test was directed by Lillian Gish, who was so impressed with her recitation of Shakespeare that she shot a thousand feet of her. She made her debut at age 14 in the 1921 film Sentimental Tommy and she appeared in some movie shorts with sequences based on famous paintings
For the Champion jockey, see Charles Chick Lang. Charles Bryant Lang, Jr. A. S. C. was an American cinematographer, early in his career, he worked with the Akeley camera, a gyroscope-mounted pancake camera designed by Carl Akeley for outdoor action shots. Langs first credits were as co-cinematographer on the silent films The Night Patrol, after completing Tom Sawyer for Paramount Pictures in 1930, he continued working at the studio for more than twenty years. In 1951, he began the phase of his career. Her mother is Langs daughter, actress Judy Lang, Charles Lang at the Internet Movie Database Charles Lang at Find a Grave Charles Lang at the Directory of Great Cinematographers